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Pop icon Rita Ora to perform at Amilla Fushi on New Year's Eve

Ahmed Aiham
22 November 2018, MVT 11:14
British popstar Rita Ora. PHOTO/VISIT MONACO
Ahmed Aiham
22 November 2018, MVT 11:14

British pop star Rita Ora has confirmed an exclusive New Year’s Eve performance at Maldives' luxury resort Amilla Fushi, ahead of her long-awaited album 'Phoenix'.

The performance will take place two months before the start of her Phoenix World Tour, which kicks off in Melbourne on March 1, 2019. Those present at the New Year's Eve performance could be amongst the first to experience the singer’s new album live.

Rita has starred onscreen as a coach on BBC1’s The Voice and as a judge on ITV’s The X Factor UK. She hosted MTV’s EMA’s in 2017 and VH1's America’s Next Top Model in 2016.

She has also been awarded the title of honorary ambassador by the President of Kosovo, Rita’s country of birth, for raising awareness on the country.

Rita supports UNICEF’s tremendous efforts to help children in danger around the world.

What else to expect on New Year's Eve?

Chef Hiro Nakamura charts an incredible journey of flavourful Japanese cuisine to Amilla Fushi’s signature overwater restaurant, Feeling Koi, showcasing a selection of artfully crafted sushi, nigiri and sashimi by the water’s edge. Amilla Fushi revealed that there will be themed nights at the foodie hub Baazaar and enchanting dining experiences in the magical Mystique Garden.

Australian football hero and former Everton player, Tim Cahill, will also be on the island, inspiring young footballers with a four-day festive training camp. Kids aged from 5-8 years, and teens from 9-16 years, can perfect their skills on Amilla Fushi’s very own full-sized pitch with elite coaching from the Socceroos’ all-time leading goal scorer.